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Jonathan Harriman has spent more than a decade as an advocate and negotiator and has achieved excellent results for clients at trial, arbitration, and mediation. Jonathan has worked on difficult cases involving catastrophic injuries and fatalities arising from truck accidents, plane crashes, product defects, and bicycle collisions. He began his career representing residents of a Bay Area neighborhood that was severely damaged by a flood and resulting landslide. The matter went to a jury trial and his clients prevailed.

At Emison Cooper & Cooper LLP, Jonathan fights vigorously for his clients in the courtroom, at deposition, and when preparing legal briefs. He enjoys getting to know his clients and their families and helping them navigate the legal system. Jonathan uses his experience as a former defense attorney to present claims in a way that connects with insurers and maximizes his client’s compensation.

Jonathan volunteers at Balboa High School’s Law Academy where he teaches juniors about the legal system, their rights, and how they can use the law to change their community. He is also a board member and volunteer attorney at the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals (CCLP) in the Bayview-Hunter’s Point neighborhood of San Francisco where he conducts free legal help sessions for individuals who cannot afford legal representation.

When not representing clients, Jonathan enjoys biking, running, and exploring California with his wife Annie and their son Sebastian.


University of San Francisco School of Law
San Francisco, California, J.D., 2007

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, B.S., 2004


  • California State Bar, 2007
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California United States District Court, Central District of California United States District Court, Eastern District of California United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit


  • Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals, Board of Directors and Volunteer Attorney
  • Bar Association of San Francisco Law Academy, Volunteer